Curriculum

Aero-tech services incorporated logoEMU at Lancaster will contract with Aero-Tech Services, Inc., an FAA-approved Part 141 Pilot School, to provide pilot training. Pilot training will occur at the Aero-Tech facility at Lancaster Airport in Lititz, PA.

 

How long will it take to earn my degree?

Transfer and other sources of credit may be accepted toward total degree requirements. These include: credits from technical, community, or four-year accredited institutions of higher education; FAA certifications or ratings earned through Areo-Tech Services, Inc. prior to enrollment at EMU; and CLEP or DSST testing. Contact an enrollment counselor for evaluation of prior learning.

The aviation concentration represents 43 credits within EMU’s existing LOM degree, which requires 124 credits. Of the 43 credits earned in the aviation concentration, 30 credits will be provided by *Aero-Tech Services, Inc.

Schedule of Course Offerings (subject to change)

Lancaster Aviation Curriculum

 

AVIATION COURSE DESCRIPTIONS  
AVIA101: Introduction to Aviation
This course will provide students with an introduction to and survey of the field of aeronautics. Course will provide an overview of the aviation industry and the history of flight. Students will engage in assessment related to aptitude for careers within the field of aviation, have simulator and discovery flight experiences, and tour a flight control tower/center. Students will also be paired with and have opportunity to begin building a relationship with their program mentor.
AVFO120: Private Pilot Ground
This ground training course is designed to allow the pilot applicant to acquire the aeronautical knowledge needed to safely operate as a Private Pilot and satisfactorily complete the Private Pilot Knowledge Test.
AVFO121: Private Pilot Flight
The objective of this course is for the student to gain the necessary aeronautical skill, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of a Private Pilot certificate with an Airplane Category rating and a Single-Engine Land class rating.
AVIA130: Meteorology 
This is a survey course in atmospheric science that includes applications to flight. Included is a systematic development of the following: thermal patterns, atmospheric moisture, horizontal and vertical pressure patterns, clouds, atmospheric circulation, local winds, stability, air masses, fronts, fog, icing, thunderstorms, jet streams and turbulence. Students will study and make use of weather products such as surface weather observations, surface maps, and constant pressure maps.
AVFO220: Instrument Ground
This ground training course is designed to allow the pilot applicant to acquire the aeronautical knowledge needed to safely operate as an Instrument Rated Pilot and satisfactorily complete the Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test.
AVFO221: Instrument Flight
The Instrument Rating (Airplane) flight-training course will allow an enrolled appropriately rated Private or Commercial Pilot student to acquire the proficiency and experience needed to meet the certification requirements for adding a U.S. FAA Instrument Rating (Airplane) to an existing Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate (ASEL). The performance criteria specified in the syllabus is based on the current FAA Instrument Pilot (ASEL) Airmen Certification Standards (ACS). All enrolled students of this course must meet these standards before graduating from this course.
AVIA230: Aviation Law and Regulatory Compliance 
This course examines the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United States. Students will examine the past and present problems prompting regulation of the industry, the resultant safety, legislation, airport development, funding legislation and international aviation legislation. Studies Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), previously called the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Focuses on the application of 14 CFR Parts 1, 61, 91, 141, NTSB Part 830 and various other 14 CFR Parts. Includes a discussion of the history of aviation regulations, the rulemaking process, letters of interpretation and enforcement.
AVFO320: Commercial Pilot Ground
This course will prepare the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam by acquiring advanced aeronautical knowledge in aerodynamics, regulations, meteorology, aircraft systems, and airspace operations. Students will be prepared for the required Commercial Pilot written exam. This course will prepare the student to pass the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam with a minimum score of 70%, equip him/her with the knowledge to successfully answer required knowledge subject matter questions during the oral portion of the Commercial Pilot Practical exam, and provide the necessary information to safely employ an aircraft in the National Airspace System at or above FAA Commercial Pilot Airmen Certification Standards.
AVFO321: Commercial Pilot Flight
Basic commercial pilot flight maneuvers and complex/high performance aircraft systems and operations. This course will provide thorough preparation for the required FAA Commercial Pilot check flight. The purpose this course is to prepare the student in part (this is one of three consecutive courses), to successfully pass the FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot checkride. This stage will be completed by retaining the web-based knowledge instruction obtained in AVFO320, completing Stage 1 flight scenarios, and successfully passing the Stage 1 associated proficiency and progress check.
AVFO322: Commercial Pilot Flight II
The student will perform advanced Commercial pilot flight maneuvers and demonstrate knowledge of complex/high performance aircraft systems and operations. This course will provide thorough preparation for the Stage 2 check flight. The purpose of AVO322 is to in part (this is two of three consecutive courses), prepare the student to complete the written FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot Test and to successfully pass the FAA Commercial Pilot exam. The practical flight training consists of scheduled weekly flight lessons with an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor. These flight lessons include in-flight training, flight simulator training, as well as pre-flight and post-flight ground training. Completion of this course requires a successful Stage 2 progress check.
AVFO323: Commercial Pilot Flight III
An overview of all Commercial maneuvers and procedures within the FAA PTS Standards. This
course will provide thorough preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Checkride. This course, in conjunction with AVFO 321 and 322, will prepare the student to complete the FAR Part 141 Commercial Pilot course and pass the FAR Part 141 Commercial Pilot Practical Exam (checkride). The practical flight training consists of scheduled weekly flight lessons with an LUSOA (What is LUSOA?) approved FAA Certified Flight Instructor. Flight lessons are scheduled as simulator or airplane lessons, including a pre-flight and post-flight briefing. Completion of this course requires a successful Final (Stage 3) progress check.
AVIA330: Human Factors and Aviation Safety 
A study of the complexities of human factors research in aviation. Drawing extensively on such diverse areas as human physiology, basic learning theory, aviation safety, and pilot training. The course surveys the study of human behavior as it relates to the aviator’s adaptation to the flight environment. Studies human factors in the aviation industry, such as decision-making, situational awareness, crew resource management, fatigue, workload management, human performance and human/machine interaction. Studies safety management systems (SMS) in the aviation industry with a focus on proactive safety management. Includes a review of the NTSB investigation process and the Aviation Safety Reporting System, including a review of cases in their respective databases with a focus on identification and mitigation of risk.
AVFO420: Flight Instructor Ground
This ground training syllabus is designed to allow the pilot applicant to acquire the aeronautical
knowledge needed to safely operate as a Certified Flight Instructor and satisfactorily complete
both the Fundamentals of Instruction and the Certified Flight Instructor Knowledge Tests. To enroll in the Flight Instructor Certification Course, the student must hold a commercial pilot certificate or an airline transport pilot certificate with an aircraft category, class, and instrument rating appropriate to the flight instructor category and class rating for which the course applies.
AVFO421: Flight Instructor Flight
The Flight Instructor Certification, Airplane Single Engine, Flight Training course is designed allow an enrolled student to acquire the proficiency and experience needed to meet the certification requirements for attaining a U.S. FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (ASE). The performance criteria specified in the syllabus is based on the current FAA Certified Flight Instructor (ASE) Practical Test Standards (PTS).
LOM 460: Application of Research Project (ARP) 
Students combine their research and practical implementation of theories and concepts in this capstone project. The project examines an area of the student’s occupation or avocation. The student’s project will be written and presented orally to the instructor and cohort learning group.
AVIA430: Aviation Internship
Aviation concentrators will complete a supervised internship with an established aviation company or firm. Standard internships run during a full 15 week semester and may be completed in fall, spring, or summer. An internship position should be secured prior to the end of the spring semester of the junior year. Each internship must be approved by the program director. For successful completion of this course, the student will: compile a resume and cover letter prior to seeking an internship; seek and acquire an internship position with the approval of the program director; submit the EMU at Lancaster Internship Proposal Form; be under the supervision of a professional in the aviation or space industry; work a minimum of 250 hours in an approved operation; remain responsible for completing all assignments and for routinely communicating with the program director during the internship experience.
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS  
LOM 320 Leadership Development
The emphasis in this course is on the experiential nature of nontraditional education and adult development theory. Students will be familiar with various theories and instruments that will provide a cognitive basis for personal analysis and understanding. The objective of this interdisciplinary module is personal discovery through examination of issues in adulthood as studied in the fields of literature, wellness, and gender studies.
LOM 350: Organizational Behavior
Students study the foundational theories and approaches to organization structure, design and culture. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the organization as an open system. Students will learn to utilize a systems approach in basic organizational diagnosis. Contingency theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding the impact of the business environment on organizational effectiveness, design and change.
LOM 360: Groups & Individuals in the Organization
This course is a study of group and individual behavior in organizations and how these impact organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making, group dynamics, emotional intelligence, and resolving conflict. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are best handled by groups or individuals.
LOM 380: Team Leadership
This is a practical course on the skills and practice of team building and leadership. Students will become familiar with team types, roles, composition and processes, and assess personal team and leadership skills. Classes are structured around weekly simulations that provide experience with teams and team leadership. A secondary emphasis is a focus on communications and effective interpersonal relationships. Students will also develop understanding of theories of motivation and conflict management and their applications in team building.
BIST 390: Biblical Perspectives
This course reflects the commitment of Eastern Mennonite University as a Christian, liberal arts University, to nurture an appreciation for the rich resources of the scriptures for creative personal faith and human life in the modern world. It is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the literature and history of the Bible and the integration of faith, learning, and living.
LOM 405: Organizational Research
This course guides the student in understanding the research process and becoming a critical consumer of research. Organizational research concepts are examined in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students critically read and critique organizational research.
CCSSC 440: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
This course focuses on the development of global awareness, faith, and management as it relates to cross-cultural understanding. Students will be challenged to look beyond their own culture and understand social systems and institutions from the perspective of people in another culture. Experiential learning will take place as students participate in an off-campus, cross-cultural experience in a culture that is different from the students’ majority orientation.
LOM 440: Global Trends in Economic Justice
This course examines global economic trends, theories of justice, and issues in economic justice. A variety of written materials, historical literature, and contemporary culture are examined for their perspectives on economic justice and fairness. Local, national and international perspectives on economic development and justice are studied. Students will develop a deepened and more nuanced perspective on issues of poverty and justice.
SRSEM 460: Business Ethics
In this course, the student formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights, and a responsible life style in our contemporary world. With a focus on three basic ethical perspectives- virtue theory, deontological theory, and utilitarianism, ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion.
LOM 410: Human Resources Management
This course demonstrates the effective merging of the practice and perspectives of management and the Human Resources professional. Students will understand that human resources management recognizes the value of the employee as a key contributor. In so doing it provides a management challenge necessitating the personal as well as professional development of the employee. It goes far beyond the quest for increased productivity resultant from capital improvements by including in management techniques designed to obtain maximal contributions from the members of the organization.
LOM 420: Leadership Theory
During this course, students will examine the principles of management and leadership that underlie the behavior of organizations. As in earlier modules, a systems approach will be emphasized wherein the organization is viewed as a dynamic and changing system. Working predominately in groups, students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed.
LOM 430: Leadership Practice 
Expanding upon the previous course, students will put their leadership theories to practice as their knowledge, skills, and abilities are tested against real-world scenarios. This module gives the student space to be introspective as they look back over the months of education and determine how their beliefs and styles may have changed. Experiential and application-based learning are utilized throughout this course to develop the student’s individual leadership style.
LOM 460: Application of Research Project (ARP) 
Students combine their research and practical implementation of theories and concepts in this capstone project. The project examines an area of the student’s occupation or avocation. The student’s project will be written and presented orally to the instructor and cohort learning group.

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